Born during the hot summer months at the Air Force Academy during the Vietnam War, I was thrust into a dogfight for my own life. With an instant kinship to the roar of a jet plane, a love for animals, and a strange, cosmic connection to Sir Elton John, I forged a life. A life full of "white girl problems," and heartfelt triumphs. All tossed together with the cynicism and humanity to make my own Betty salad. Once I got contol of my own bowl, I added a carrot husband, some tomato children all covered in the furry dressing of animals. And we are all nuts!